Zapha has been running a retail general store business for the past seven years. She generates additional income through selling new clothing and jewelry. She runs her business from a rented shop and works seven days a week. Her major business challenges are the transportation of commodities from Kampala city to her shop, as well as seasonality. She aspires to become a wholesaler.
Zapha is the single mother of two children, both of whom are enrolled in school. She also takes care of additional family members (her parents, sister and brothers). Her goal is to see her children attain a university education. She owns her own house and the family has access to electricity and piped water. Her monthly expenses include school fees, utility bills, and food for the family.
Zapha has applied for a loan in the amount of 2,000,000 Uganda shillings from MCDTSACCO in order to buy bags of sugar, cartons of salt, boxes of soap, rice, beans, trays of eggs, and boxes of mineral water for her store.
About MCDT SACCO
This loan is administered by MCDT SACCO, a savings and credit institution operating in Kampala, Uganda. The mission of MCDT SACCO is to provide sustainable financial services to the lower strata of Uganda's poor, especially women, for their economic and social development. MCDT's cooperative structure also affords its clients the opportunity to own shares of the organization and benefit from its financial performance. For more on MCDT SACCO, please see our partner page at http://www.kiva.org/partners/112, and join our lending team, Friends of MCDT SACCO, at http://www.kiva.org/team/friends_of_mcdt_sacco.